Author Topic: LIVE: Chang'e-2 (China's second lunar probe) - Long March 3C - October 1, 2010  (Read 217366 times)

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T-120 seconds. Still chatting on the TV coverage, as opposed to piping in a countdown loop.

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Umbilical to the payload just released.

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Umbilicals retracted.

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There she goes!

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Launch! (CCTV ran a graphic at T-0, which seemed to be a mistake on their part)

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Launch time was 1059:57.345UTC...

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Booster sep (we're mainly getting views of spectators)

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Interesting graphic

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Staging. Fairing jettison.

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Nice launch. Everything is good so far. Some interesting commentary on CCTV prior to the launch, including some comments about the possibility of China having a role at the International Space Station...

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Flying over the Taiwan Straits.

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Coasting.

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It's just interviews at the moment.